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This pilot flew Spitfire fighter aircraft for the RCAF / RAF (60% of all RCAF personnel served in RAF units at some point) in WWII, this record has come from the database of Mr. Halliday, a Canadian military historian.
This Pilot's entry: cause of death was flying accident, burial location UK, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) may have more information on family.
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Joining the RCAF in September 1940 Wilmot completed his training in Canada transferring to the UK in May 1941. He was posted from 57 OTU to 129 Squadron on 27 July arriving at Leconfield on 1 August.
On 10 August, flying R7133 in formation practice, his aircraft turned on to its back and dived into the ground from 6,000ft. The cause of the crash is not known.
He is buried in Leconfield churchyard.